£1,475 - £5,629 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
18 Bedrooms
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Named the best wedding venue in the South West in the prestigious South West Tourism Awards 2022/23 and multi-award winning 13th century historic landmark venue, a wow-factor venue with unrivalled history.
Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive use, tables and decorative chiavari limewash chairs, a dedicated wedding planner, a stocked and staffed bar, fairy lights, a dedicated team on your wedding day to ensure it runs smoothly allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day, access the day before to setup decorations (subject to availability), access the day after to collect decorations, uplighters to set a tone in the space.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

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Number of Guests Included
Blackfriars Priory offers a range of all-inclusive packages, for those couples would love a stress free experience. These packages start at £5150 for our midweek winter warmer offer, which is available Monday - Wednesday during November and between January and March, which includes warming welcome drinks, table wine and a three course wedding breakfast for up to 50 people in our atmospheric East Range. We also offer a twilight wedding package available Monday - Thursday, an afternoon tea & hog roast package and a full works package, which are all available for a minimum of 80 guests. Please visit our website for further details on each package and what they include.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
In-house Catering
Full Description
- Blackfriars Priory is truly one of a kind. The beautiful historic fabric has been retained and complimented with contemporary design with features such as a dramatic full glass wall overlooking the ancient ruin. The venue is steeped in history, displaying original 13th century oak beams that were gifted to the site by King Henry III - You can experience the beauty of this scheduled monument, including the private courtyard garden, the magnificent scale of the 65ft original scissor-braced roof and the Scriptorium, the oldest and most well preserved, medieval library in Britain. - Whether you are looking at a small and intimate wedding with your closest friends and family or a large scale celebration with a difference, we offer a selection of packages to suit every style and budget. - Weddings at Blackfriars Priory are looked after by a small team of experienced individuals, whose friendly and welcoming approach put you at ease and allow you to relax and enjoy your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional service and are passionate about helping you create your dream day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly Gooch
Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to Blackfriars Priory, a stunning 13th Century monument in the heart of Gloucester City. I would love the opportunity to show you around this magnificent hidden gem, so that you can experience the space and possibilities of holding your wedding with us. I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
From our very first viewing, we knew Blackfriars Priory was the perfect place to get married.
From our very first viewing, we knew Blackfriars Priory was the perfect place to get married. Not just the venue itself, which is jaw-dropping once you enter the grounds, but Ryan and all the staff putting us at ease and making the whole thing stress-free. Living in London, and getting married in Gloucester could have posed some anxiety, but we needn't have worried - Ryan was so responsive, friendly and reassuring through the whole planning. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer or potential problem (like the weather) he didn't have a plan for. And the day itself went absolutely perfectly. Couldn't recommend the venue and the whole team enough! Thank you all so much for delivering our perfect wedding. D&A
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue!
We got married at Blackfriars and couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue! It's a beautiful building and a great set up with the two levels in the North Range (for dinner and dancing!) and a lovely outdoor courtyard which gives you plenty of privacy whilst also being central in the city (easy for guests getting back to their hotels!). Sue and the whole Blackfriars team were absolutely brilliant, so lovely, friendly and helpful and made sure everything went off without a hitch (excuse the pun)
RM & J
Happy couple married in August
December 2022
All guests were amazed at the venue
Really great venue, staff were amazing for our wedding in August 2021, can not recommend this place enough. Such a unique place to get married and with so much heritage. All guest were amazed at the venue when they arrived and said it was like nothing they have seen before.
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Wonderful venue for a wedding, brilliant staff.
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
The team at Blackfriars were phenomenal
We got married at the Priory and had the most wonderful day. The venue is stunning and feels really private despite being in the city centre. The team at Blackfriars were phenomenal and we couldn't have asked for better people to help us make our wedding a reality! Sue, who was our coordinator, was amazing from start to finish - thank you so much!
Tom M
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
Great venue
I got married here - great venue, fabulous backdrops for photos really helpful staff who worked so hard to help our wedding be perfect.
Location & Contact Details


Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, junction 11A or 12

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Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

International Wedding Awards 2022 Global Rounds Winner

Accreditations (1)

Association of British Wedding Businesses

Bridebook Awards (2)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't just pick one. All of our weddings are unique and personalised to each couple, so it would be impossible to choose!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. This is your special day and it has to be perfect!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We always love to see photos of the couple and their guests, it is a fantastic talking point.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

unusual, unique, stunning, wow factor, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from as there are lots of unique features, such as tiny doors, medieval archways and a ruin.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had celebrities at the Priory but we won't name them!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Olive Bread Crostini, Red Pepper & Hummus Tapenade

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cone of chips!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The site houses one of the oldest purpose built libraries in Europe, which is of huge historic importance as there are so few remaining.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The service that we provide to our customers. Blackfriars is an incredible venue, run by a very friendly team that will work with you every step of the way to bring your dream day to life.

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